intercontinental-gt-challenge News and Analysis
The Intercontinental GT Challenge has announced a shorter four-round calendar for the 2021 season following the cancellation of the Bathurst 12 Hour.
When the COVID-19 pandemic struck in March, one of the European countries hit most hard was Italy – the home of Pirelli. As lockdown spread around the world, it also meant months of downtime for the brand’s American motorsports operation – before restarting a season that would be condensed into a rescheduling nightmare.
Australian Porsche squad Grove Racing could expand its 2020 programme to include the full Intercontinental GT Challenge season on the back of its class victory in the Bathurst 12 Hour.
The dwindling interest in the non-GT3 classes for the Bathurst 12 Hour is a positive for the event, according to its promoter.
A third major crash cut qualifying for the Bathurst 12 Hour slightly short, leaving Absolute Porsche driver Matt Campbell on provisional pole.